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I Met Justin Trudeau! The Jay Dee Show 31

What a week it’s been in videos. Well, just three videos this week, but one of them was a pretty big event. You see, I met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau! And yes, I have video.

So, on my main channel, there were three videos. The first is, of course, the Justin Trudeau video. And you know what? He hugged my daughter! Check it out!

Next up is some sad news. Zack Snyder pulled out of the Justice League movie, leaving it to Joss Whedon. His daughter committed suicide, so he decided to be with his family. Also, James Bond actor Roger Moore passed away this week. I talk about both in this special geek vlog (a new series of vlogs I’ll be doing whenever there’s something interesting to talk about that doesn’t fit in with my regular videos).

And finally, a kind of tutorial for anyone who wants to start a booktube channel on YouTube. I give some tips and pointers for beginners. If you’re interested, this may help you out! Check it out.

No science videos this week, but I may have one in the next couple days. I won’t be doing any science videos over the next two weeks, since I’ll be in Japan. Actually, one of the future science videos will be partly recorded in Japan.

And as for the next update, there might be one next weekend if I manage to spend time on my computer. I also plan on doing a travel vlog while I’m in Japan. So, definitely check out my main channel and subscribe if you want to follow that!

Which video did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments section below.

2016, What the Hell?

I think this tweet says it all:

Sorry about the language. It just seems like this year won’t stop.

Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Gordie Howe, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, and John Glenn just to name a few. And now Carrie Fisher.

And that’s not all. The refugee crisis, Brexit, Trump add on to the things that have so many people upset.

But really, Carrie Fisher?

Can we just have 2017 already?

Star Trek Autographs

I’m a big Star Trek fan, so when I heard that there were Star Trek conventions twice a year in Edmonton, I had to go. I went to four of them in total.

The first three were all held at the same place. The final one was downtown. At the first two, I got to see Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf). I was able to get an autograph from Michael Dorn, and he signed my Klingon Dictionary. Jonathan Frakes didn’t sign any autographs at all. At one of those conventions, I bought this book:

This is one of my favourite Star Trek books. Although it’s now quite outdated, only up to the first season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, it’s still an amazing resource, and I’ve read every entry. I want to read it again, and I’ll probably pick up the most recent edition sometime. However, in the third convention I went to, Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) was the guest. And I took up my Star Trek Encyclopedia and got her autograph under her entry:

At my last convention, I was very happy to see one of the Canadian actors from the original series, James Doohan (Scotty). I was able to talk to him briefly, and he seemed like a wonderful man. I also got his autograph in The Star Trek Encyclopedia:

I think I was very lucky to have met James Doohan. Of all of the actors I got to meet, he’s the top one. Sure, Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis were great, too, but you just can’t beat the experience of meeting James Doohan.

Have you met any Star Trek actors? Leave a comment and let me know.

Who Has Your Personality Type?

I found this infographic on the internet (obviously):

Famous Personality Types

What I find interesting is that it describes INTJ as a natural leader. So, basically, I’m a strategist. I guess I do a lot of careful planning in many ways. And I do like strategy games.  But it shows some famous people who have the same personality type as me.

First is Mark Zuckerberg. How interesting. The founder of Facebook is like me? Why didn’t I think of something like Facebook? I’d be rich.

Second is Jay-Z. Not Jay Dee.  Jay-Z.

Third is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Really? How come I don’t have muscles like him or a totally cool Austrian German accent?

Fourth is Karl Marx. Well, I’m not a Marxist, but I do think some parts of communism has its merits. Just don’t give us the dictators who think they’re communists.

Finally, we have Nikola Tesla. That guy was a genius!

So, how about you? If you don’t know your personality type, you can find it on this blog post. Who are your famous personality twins?

Talking to Famous People

Ever talk to a famous person? I have. And you know what? They’re just regular people. But why do we want to talk to them? We see them on TV, in movies, and more. In interviews, we get to see a part of the real person. But do we get to actually know them? One thing I wonder about is what kind of conversation I would have with them.

There’s one kind of author I love, and that’s an author who will connect with their fans. I’ve had brief interactions with a couple authors who have a decent following. Alastair Reynolds reacted to my review of his book Revelation Space, and even more recently, I had a brief exchange of emails with him. He seemed like a very nice guy. Also, Michael J. Sullivan has not only done an interview with me, but he was a guest contributor for Authors Answer back in December. Michael, you are a wonderful person. On top of those two, another author gaining more recognition is Baye McNeil, who I had the pleasure of finally meeting by chance a couple months ago. We’ve known each other online for a while, but never had the chance to actually meet. And he was lucky enough to interview Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto.

You see, those kinds of people show that they are human. They are accessible and take time to connect with their fans.

I’ve had brief conversations with some actors, as well. But they were at Star Trek conventions. I was very lucky to speak with James Doohan, Michael Dorn, and Marina Sirtis.

But you know what? I’d like a couple people to say hi to me. A couple people I respect. One is Wil Wheaton. Sure, he was the often disliked Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but he seems like a great guy who is one of the best geeks in the world.

The other is Ellen DeGeneres. Why her? What she does for her fans is incredibly generous. I’m not a fan, but I have a lot of respect for her. And I just realised something. DeGeneres. Generous. DeGenerous? Wow.

Have you spoken to anyone famous? Anyone you’d love to talk to?

A Brush With Fame

Have you ever walked down the street and just happen upon a large group of people getting ready to shoot a scene for a TV show?  That happened to me and my family today.  We were going for a walk along the beach in Kamakura (see the photos and video here) and as we passed Inamuragasaki Point, we saw a bunch of people on Shichirigahama Beach.  Well, I thought they were cleaning up, because you often see people cleaning the neighbourhoods.  Well, there was a lot of other equipment there, and it turned out it was all for a TV drama.  There were many crew members, and I’m guessing the actors were standing out on the rocks.  I wasn’t close enough to see who they could be, though.

So, as we sat down to take a break from walking, I decided to get up to take a picture of Enoshima.  That’s when one of the staff approached me and asked me not to take any pictures.  I said I was just taking a picture of Enoshima.  That seemed to satisfy her.  So later on, as we were walking away, I turned around, zoomed in, and took this picture below.


I’m guessing the woman standing up on the right and the woman sitting down next to her are the actresses.  They were standing apart from the rest and seemed to be the focus of attention.  Too bad I couldn’t see who they were.

Has this ever happened to you?